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Songs or tunes about Poitín / Potcheen / The Crathur-Creatúr / Moonshine / Illegal Whiskey in Irish traditional music.

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Author Profile: Patrick Egan
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A friend has asked if there are any songs or tunes about Poitín / Potcheen / The Crathur-Creatúr / Moonshine / Illegal Whiskey in Irish traditional music.

"... if you know any Irish trad tunes connected with [it] beyond the familiar Tommy Makem like tunes we hear all the time. (Including tunes connected by name rather than vocal songs with lyrics)".

Here is the list that I had started with:

Songs:

Stick to the Creatúr

Joe Heaney (Seosamh Ó hÉinniú), The Real Old Mountain Dew: https://www.joeheaney.org/ga/real-old-mountain-dew-the/

In Praise of Poitín

The Hills of Connemara

Tunes:

For tunes, a number of obvious ones surfaced with internet searches:

The Poitín Still (Jig): The Poitín Still

The Poitín March (Téada)

There are also a number of "hidden meaning" references in songs, such as "My Nora", "Fair Boy" and "The Pure Drop". This list has now grown into about 30 more (as of writing), and continually updated here:

 If visitors to this page can think of any others it would be a great help, and thanks in advance.

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